A Letter to Don Quixote

Dear Don Quixote, It’s January 21th, 2010 and it’s time to assess my dreams, both those realized and those still lying ahead.  If you were still alive (or ever alive) think you would be proud of how far I have chased my dreams, but I still have much further to go.  2009 was a big … Continue reading

I Climb Mt. Everest…Well, Not Quite (Everest Base Camp, Tibet)

I awoke early the next morning like a child on Christmas morning, curious to discover Everest and half-expecting to have some spiritual revelation once I saw the place where earth meets the heavens.  After 27 cups of yak butter tea, I was ready to go but my teammates were nowhere to be found.  I was … Continue reading

Pushing Against the Ocean (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

The Dump – Our Mission – Facts and Figures – Am I Pushing Against the Ocean?  The truck stopped at the edge of the Phnom Penh city landfill.  The paved street ended five meters in front of us and surrendered to mountains of organic, plastic and liquid waste.  A half-dozen fires burned slowly over the ridges of … Continue reading